The Best Caribbean Cruises 2023—With Stops at Rugged Volcanic Islands, Tropical Forests, and Serene Beaches

Great Stirrup Cay (GSC), Norwegian Cruise Line's resort-style destination and 270-acre private island in the Bahamas (Courtesy NCL)Caribbean cruises have long been a favorite with travelers for their picture-postcard attributes. White sand beaches front turquoise waters.

But these tropical itineraries have something for every type of traveler. Activities abound—perhaps it’s shopping on one island, hiking through nature reserves and snorkeling among coral reefs on another, or having a beach day on a cruise company’s private retreat.

Many Caribbean itineraries skew toward tried-and-true standards, but a number of cruise lines will have a handful of unique sailings put together for particular tastes or the seasoned cruiser who has already tried them all.

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